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Why You Should Consider Having A Professional Landscaper Look At Your Yard

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Have you ever noticed that when people have a beautiful garden that seems to beg to be admired? When you have a professional landscaper look at your garden, they can point out all of the aspects that make it a masterpiece. They can tell you why a garden looks so inviting - and that's important, since they can apply that knowledge to your garden.

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Top Landscape Tip: Hiring Landscapers to Install Your New Lawn and Turf

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Turf lawns and sports fields can be quite a nightmare to maintain, even for professionals. The good news is that there are some really simple and easy tips and advice to help you on your way to a beautiful new lawn.

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Tree Shaping to Improve Your Landscape

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If you have trees in your yard, landscaping to enhance your landscape can be done a number of ways. One way that is often overlooked is tree removal.

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Some Practical Tips on Finding a Landscaper

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Finding a landscaper todesign and reimagine your garden can be a time consuming process. While there are many options and companies to choose from, finding the best one may take some time.

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The Benefits of Keeping Your Garden on a Regular Basis

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If you are one who likes to keep your garden free from molds and mildew then the benefits of keeping your garden on a regular basis may be the perfect solution for you. There are several benefits of regularly maintaining your garden.

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How Gardening Can Become a Great Education

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There are so many reasons why people choose to take up gardening. The first reason is that gardening can be quite rewarding and you are helping out the environment at the same time.

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Simple Landscaping Tips For Beginners

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No matter the scope or size of the project, landscaping can feel incredibly overwhelming, particularly if you are a newbie. With these basic landscaping tips for newbies, you will feel less stressed out and be able to improve the appearance of your home, whilst enhancing its value. Before starting your new landscaping job, consider the feel and look of your garden from both the curb side and inside your home.

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What Value do Trees Add to Your Property?

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Without a doubt, trees DO add value to your property. The vast majority of home buyers love having nature growing around their property, and a nearby tree will provide a comforting view of nature for a home-owner.

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On Planning and Building a Garden Pond

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Last week, I decided to finally build a pond in the garden. It had been a project years in the procrastination stages, and so with the week booked off work, I decided now was the time.

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Benefits of Modern Artificial Grass

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Artificial Grass offers homeowners lots of advantages these days. The product is much advanced from the harsh and often painful astro turf that used to cover football pitches back in the 1980s and looks so much better than the fake grass that adorned Butcher's windows not that long ago. ProductArtificial grass has advanced dramatically over the last 5-10 years. The products has hit an evolution stages where different weave patterns and blades shapes now mean that the product has lots of different color contrasts and also under thatch colors that make artificial grass look more realistic than ever. Also, the products now come from more than the usual destinations.

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Are Gardens Making a Comeback?

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I am unsure about the title I've given this article, as for the majority of home owners, gardens never went "out of style". They are not a thing that goes in and out of style - they are a necessity! However, I uphold the title because there exists a smaller minority of home owners who overlook that little piece of green space at the back of their house.

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Tree Shaping to Improve Your Landscape

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Proper tree shaping can improve the overall look of the landscape and value of a property. Perhaps, you have noticed crossing, dead, decayed, hazardous, or lower branches on your trees.

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Before You Hire a Tree Surgeon, Here is a Primer on Tree Surgery

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The scope of professional work covered by tree surgeons varies from the removal of the entire tree to the pruning of branches. Tree surgery includes the complete assessment and inspection of the condition of the tree before any work is carried out.

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A Look at the Reasons Why Tree Surgery is Necessary

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Tree surgery services help trees, bushes, and even hedges grow in an efficient manner. In some cases, commercial customers trim trees as part of their landscaping design to improve their marketability to potential clients.

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How Landscaping Your Garden Can Add Value To Your Home

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The benefits of landscape gardening are numerous and include a more aesthetically pleasing home, added curb appeal and increased property values. Moreover, a well designed backyard can be a focal point in any living room and can even be used as a place to entertain. Most prospective buyers these days look for an attractive landscaped backyard - a place they can relax in, or even apply their own landscaping ideas too.

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So Why Hire a Gardener?

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Why hire a gardener when you can simply do the job yourself? Let's look at the reasons why it might be a good idea to hire a gardener. Gardening is just one of the many activities that you can take up as part of your leisure. It's good exercise, you can learn something along the way, and you can take satisfaction that you're shaping your garden with your own hands.

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Gardeners Can Be Consultants Too

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One of the compelling counterarguments to hiring a gardener is that the home-owner actually enjoys gardening. Hiring a gardener would be like hiring someone to do your hobby for you, right? It's a good point when it comes to the enthusiast, but the one thing that gardening enthusiasts can forget is that it's sometimes good to get a second opinion on your garden. In other words, you're not asking a gardener to take the reins from you, but more that you're getting their expert opinion on the current state of your gardening ideas right now, and what direction you COULD take your garden in. Of course, why stop at one gardener? You could simply call up a number of them, and invite them over (at your expense, of course) and be up front that this is a consultation and your soliciting their experience and wisdom only.

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On Growing Vegetables Through the Winter Months

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Winter gardening is an excellent way to ensure you can bring in some fresh vegetables to your table all year round. While you may have thought gardening was only done in the summer months, you will be surprised at how much you can get done this time of year.

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How Tree Surgeons Help Improve the Health of Trees

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Trees add so much beauty to a neighbourhood. They bring with them their own little ecosystem of birds and other wildlife.

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On Investing Time and Effort Into Your Garden

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Humanity is obsessed with saving time, money effort. We seem to have so little of each, so any way to save any of them has to be a good thing, right? Sure, I'd go along with that.

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Gardening Tips: the Basics For a Successful Gardening Season

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Here are some gardening tips to help you prepare for the next season. Really, you should always be gardening with next season in mind, as well as the current one.

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Tips On Hedge Trimming

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Trimming hedges and bushes is an essential part of gardening. It can save your garden from looking unkempt and overgrown.

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Should You Hire a Gardener to Maintain Your Garden?

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Looking after your garden can be a tedious task, especially when you have a busy life to deal with. Many people have too busy a schedule to take care of the garden every day.

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How to Choose the Right Tree Surgeon

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Tree surgery is a highly skilled job that absolutely HAS to be carried out by qualified professionals. This isn't like most jobs where the worst that can happen is you botch the job and it costs you extra money.

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Some Things You Need to Know About Repairing a Fence

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Repairing a fence is not something you want to do without following some guidelines. Even though it might seem like an easy job, a minor fault can leave a major problem. Once you decide that you need to fix your fence, there are some things you need to consider.

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Tips on Hiring a Landscape Gardener

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There are plenty of people out there that have hired landscapers and never got what they had expected. You can avoid this by taking the proper steps. First off, you need to make sure that you hire a landscape gardener that is licensed and/or has a very good track record, with work examples and testimonials.

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Tips to Make Gardening Easier

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One of the most important tips to make gardening easier is to know what you are looking for. Many gardeners get so consumed with the stress of tending to their plants and flowers that they ignore some of the most important considerations before starting a new garden.

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Hiring a Gardener Can Be a Tiring Task But It Will Be Worth It

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Many people are not able to keep up with their schedules to take care of the garden every day. If you have this problem, you should hire a professional gardener to do your gardening for you. Most families have some type of yard.

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Could Your New Office Be a Garden Room?

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Garden rooms are now already a very popular alternative to working within your actual property. The benefit is that they have more space to move around, more natural light, more natural air circulation and more privacy. For a buyer or builder looking for an alternative, the design of a garden room needs to be attractive and practical.

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5 Good Reasons Why Tree Trimming Is Extremely Important

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The planting and propagation of trees will look like a simple exercise before the branches expand as the trees grow up. The branches grow out and may become distracting or suddenly flooring in your windows that pose security risks.

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Why You Should Consider Having a Professional Landscaper Take a Look at Your Garden

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I've talked to many garden owners, and when I mention to them the idea of lansdscaping, they usually become either defensive or reluctant to the idea, or both. They counter me with responses like:-"I don't have a big enough garden""It'll look too fancy""It'll be too expensive"and the classic. . . "are you saying my garden's not good enough? "The last point is understandable.

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I Learn So Much About Gardening from My Local Garden Centre

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I am forever researching new ideas for my garden - I love browsing online to get inspiration from the many garden ideas I see from various websites - it gives me ideas for how I can improve my own garden, including adding some garden furniture that I can utilise in the warmer months. I have a house on an island off the coast of Maine. The sea air, the short growing season, the salty earth and the unpredictable weather all make for a great challenge.

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The Benefits of Maintaining Your Garden on a Regular Basis

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There are many aspects to maintaining a garden: cutting the grass, collecting leaves and debris, keeping the lawn well-hydrated, trimming hedges, keeping weeds at bay, planting and pruning to name a few tasks. It can be difficult to keep up all these chores if you're busy.

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Ways to Maintain Your Garden All Year Round

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Check the root quality of the plants you buyIf you're buying plants, note that healthy roots mean long-living plants. Roots should be strong and white, relatively equally spaced at the bottom of the plant.

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5 Tips for Maintaining Your Garden in Winter

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So you think your garden is dormant during the colder months? What if I told you that you can make preparations for the following spring and summer that will "optimise" your garden for the warmer months? Well, I'm telling you! Aerate the soil of your lawnYour lawn might become compacted during the winter months, meaning that water won't get to the roots of your lawn. If that happens, your grass can die.

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A Hole in the Fence Lead to a Whole Lot of Trouble

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We didn't realse just how many holes our fence had until our new neighbours moved in. They had a large dog that found every weakness and hole in our fence.

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Getting Your Swimming Pool Ready for Summer

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As we approach the Summer and (hopefully) the warmer weather, now may be the time to start thinking about painting and repairing your swimming pool for the months ahead. Should this be your first time of painting your pool, you might be wondering how big this task is, but not to worry as our tips on getting your swimming pool ready for Summer is sure to help you out.

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I Commute to Work via My Garden Path

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Working from your home is not for everybody, even so I'd recommend that if you have a career in any artistic discipline, telecommuting can be the perfect antidote to the distracting noise of any office. This should be obvious when you think about it.

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What are Fiberclay Pots?

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Beautiful and fashionable pots are a decoration of your interior and a convenient small house for your plant. The pots have many shapes, sizes and volumes, but you can select a special modern material - fiberclay.

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Why Your Garden Is The Centre Of Your Home

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Nature is the gift from God, and I enjoy the beauty of nature in my garden. We have formed a very big garden around our home.

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How to Get Rid of Problematic Japanese Knotweed from Your Home

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Many weeds can spring up in the garden during the warm growing season and even the most experienced gardener will not always know what they all are. Usually, just pulling them up by hand or spraying them with weedkiller will do the trick and get rid of them for good.

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Declutter Your Wardrobe With These Simple Tips

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A large number of shoes, jackets and shirts must have accumulated in your wardrobe after years of hoarding, and you must've been dreading to even set a date of when you'll organise your pile upon pile of clothing. But if you're tired of being constantly greeted by heavy stacks of clothes toppling over you, it's time to roll up your sleeves and declutter your wardrobe. Evaluate What You NeedIt is hard to let go of your personal things, especially clothing, but you need to either donate or sell the stuff you're no longer using.

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The Importance of Maintaining your Chainsaw

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They were great movies, but don't copy them in real life. The way they treated those chainsaws in Chainsaw Massacre and The Evil Dead was a disgrace - not once did they check the oil. In real life chainsaws are something to be proud of.

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Cost Effective Ways to Extend the Lifespan of Your Garden Strimmer

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With the summer round the corner, our thoughts turn to those neglected gardens. Before tackling gnarly hedges and lawns, though, you may want to tackle the forgotten garden power tools in the shed.

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The Benefits of Using Artificial Grass

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Let's take a look at some benefits of installing artificial grass in your garden over using natural grass. Save on WaterIt seems in the summertime, you have two choices with your natural grass garden - you can either let it take on that second-week-at-Wimbledon look (yellowing), or you have to water it a lot to keep it that lush green. In recent years, we've seen we can't rely on the weather (wherever you are in the world! ) to water our gardens for us.

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You Don't Need Green Fingers to Create a Stunning Garden

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Who doesn't want a spectacular garden? A sanctuary for lazy summer afternoons and a stunning location for dinner guests to relax and unwind. But the reality is that many people will be put off by the amount of effort required to create and maintain an entire garden. If your current garden is lacking a little lustre and needs some care and attention, these tips will help you to breathe some life into the space with minimum effort and maintenance, so you can spend your summer days relaxing rather than weeding. Don't Water So MuchIf the thought of watering plants every few days during the summer is enough to put you off, simply don't do it! Unless you are preparing seeds or there is especially hot weather expected, most plants are surprisingly capable of fending for themselves by seeking out moisture in the soil, resulting in longer roots and stronger plants, meaning that you will only need to water every two or three months.

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A Look at the Benefits and Costs of Owning a Greenhouse

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Greenhouse gardening has become very popular in recent years. What's lead to this growth in demand for greenhouses? Well, let's look at the benefits of owning a greenhouse:-you can grow plants, fruits and vegetables that are impossible to grow outside of a greenhouse in your countryyou can extend the season for the plants, fruits and vegetables you can grow in your countryit's a warm haven for you in a cold winterit's not just a barrier between the weather and your beloved plants, fruits and vegetables - it's also a barrier preventing squirrels and other pests from being a nuisanceyou can fully control the environment - a gardener's dreamIt's easy to see what's driving the popularity behind greenhouses, but they do come with disadvantages too :-plonking a greenhouses somewhere in your garden can disrupt the aesthetic appeal of your gardenit's not cheap to both build and heat a greenhouseExpect bigger water billsthey require a lot of your time to maintainHaving said that, most gardeners anticipate those drawbacks, and so it's a lot easier to budget for such a project when you know the kinds of running costs involved.

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Preparing Your Garden For Winter

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With Winter approaching, it's time for your garden to go to sleep and refresh itself ready for spring. Here we highlight 5 top tips to prepare your garden for winter. Water ButtsThroughout the year, your water butt can accumulate quite a lot of dirt and grunge, never mind rotting leaves in the downpipe from guttering.

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Finding the Right Trampoline for Your Section

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Do you feel up in the air about which trampoline is right for you? Trampolining provides great exercise and entertainment for young children right through to the elderly. However, choosing the best one to suit your needs can be challenging, as there are many different types of trampolines for sale.

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Where are the Gardening Hotspots Around the UK?

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Do you live in a UK city with optimum conditions for growing plants, fruit and vegetables and working in the garden? If so, read on. A new infographic from garden supplies and ericaceous compost retailer Compost Direct has analysed the various components of successful gardening to establish where in the UK is best for green-fingered gardeners. To find out how your city fared and more about the gardening hotspots, view the infographic in full. .

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On Telecommuting From the Bottom of My Garden

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Being a telecommuter isn't for everybody, yet I would suggest that for those who have a career in a design-orientated area, do seriously consider doing your work from home if it's possible to do so. So, why? Creativity isn't a nine to five thing - you could be creative at anytime of the whole day, not just 9 to 5.

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Five Common Garden Lighting Mistakes

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At last, temperatures are starting to rise and there's a definite feel of spring in the air. At this time of year, your thoughts might turn to your garden and any improvements you can make to ensure its shipshape for all those upcoming summer parties and barbeques. One great way to give your outdoor space a facelift is to introduce some lights.

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Making the Most Of Your Garden With Stairs Access

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When's the last time you stepped out in your garden? When we surveyed a number of people and asked this question, we got a lot of surprising answers. Overwhelmingly, we found out that the garden space is under-utilised.

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An Aerogarden Review

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Starting off utilising hydroponics might be quite daunting as depending on what you would like to produce there may be a great deal of information to gain. A pain-free and simple way to begin gaining knowledge in hydroponics and trying out whether it is for you is the Aerogarden.

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How To Make Your Garden Into A Summer Haven

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After March's hot weather, people are looking forward to the summer and wondering what they can do to make sure they make the most of the sunshine. Many gardens across the UK will have suffered the wrath of a cold winter, leaving plants dead and paving stones damaged.

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On Planning Compliant Log Cabins

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From late 2010, the local planning regulations in relation to our door structures were changed to include garden sheds, log cabins and summer houses. This was mainly due to the fact that in the the UK we have seen a lot of out-buildings being converted to illegal living accommodation - basically bits of sheds and garages have been turned into bed sits! Apart from being unsightly, they look down-right dangerous. Who knows if the wiring has been installed correctly or that the plumbing and waste water is not being dumped into some one else's property ? So to combat this blight on the landscape the local planning regulations were changed to try and make it simple to understand what you can and can not do with an outside structure such as a log cabin. Although it all sounds rather complex, don't worry it is not.

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The Different Types Of Lawn Mowers

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There is a huge selection of lawn mowers on the market, with a wide variety of sizes, types, and price ranges. There are lawn mowers for industrial lawn care and there are mowers for residential use.

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A Few Interesting Facts About Log Cabins

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It's often said that the simplest of things perhaps have the most stunning stories behind them. The same is proved true by the incredible tale of the log cabin.

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A Guide to Garden Fencing

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Whether it's keeping intruders out, or pets and children in, fencing has long been viewed as an essential feature of British gardens. In 1856, celebrated lumber baron, Henry Cleveland, declared that 'though the fence ranks among the minor matters of building, it is far from being unimportant.

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A Primer to Get You Started on Garden Decking

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Decking is a type of outdoor flooring structure commonly used in gardens. You will find decking is gardens of various sizes and in commercial properties as well as in residential gardens.

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Cleaning Up Our New Home Garden

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We recently moved into a beautiful old house in the downtown neighborhood of our city. The house is everything we were looking for, but it was built in 1905 so it has its share of problems.

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My First Attempt at a Kind of Farming

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"Farming" is the grand term we like to use for our first effort at growing a square-foot vegetable garden. My husband and I moved into our cookie-cutter home two years ago.

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How to Get Rid of Slugs from Your Garden

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Ugh! Slugs! Surely one of the grossest aspects of gardening. Not only are they slimy and yucky, but they will also eat your plants.

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The Beginning of My Gardening Odyssey

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Recently I stopped at a flower tent along side the road I was driving on. Not being in a hurry to get home I decided to stop and browse.

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Get Leftover Granite for Landscaping and Pathways

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My fiance used to work in the granite industry, and still has some friends doing that work. Sometimes we can get a lot of free leftover pieces, which we’ve been using in the garden for landscaping.

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Garden Centres

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Garden centres came into being about fifty years and originated in America. Before the concept caught on in this country we bought our plants from local nurseries.

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Why Now is The Best Time To Start Gardening and Lawn Work

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Everytime spring rolls around, landscaping and garden maintenance businesses are flooded with requests for their services. When the weather starts to warm up, most of us have the same idea- the sun is out, and it's time to get the yard looking beautiful for spring, but no one has the time to do it themselves.

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